Delicious Cappuccino Pudding Cake Recipe – Easy and Quick!

Hear ye, hear ye! Welcome, dear coffee lovers, to a recipe article that will leave your taste buds yearning for more. I bring thee a creation that is not for the faint-hearted – the Cappuccino Pudding Cake Recipe. This decadent cake is sure to awaken your senses and satisfy your cravings like never before.

As a barista, I have seen many variations of cakes over the years, but this recipe strikes a unique balance between a velvety pudding and an indulgent cake. It is rich without being overpowering and has just enough of that delightful caffeine kick to get you started on those busy mornings.

So gather around, my fellow coffee enthusiasts, as I take you through the journey of creating this mouth-watering treat step by step. Give in to temptation and indulge yourself in the warm and comforting flavors of cappuccino and pudding blended together into one delicious cake. Trust me; this recipe will become your new obsession.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Pudding Cake
Cappuccino Pudding Cake

Oh, dear coffee lovers, gather round and heed my words! I have come to extol the virtues of a truly wondrous creation: the cappuccino pudding cake. Oh, how my taste buds sing with delight at just the thought of this delectable dessert.

Firstly, let me start with the obvious: coffee. This recipe is infused with the rich flavors of instant coffee granules and mocha cappuccino mix. Coffee is not just a beverage; it is a way of life, and this cake pays homage to that sacred liquid. Each bite is like taking a sip from a warm, comforting mug.

But that’s not all! This pudding cake also boasts a silky smooth texture that will leave you swooning with pleasure. The mixture of flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt creates a light and fluffy consistency that simply melts in your mouth. And let’s not forget about the luscious cappuccino pudding filling! It adds an extra layer of creaminess that will leave you begging for more.

Furthermore, this recipe is versatile and customizable. Are you in the mood for dark chocolate? Add some unsweetened cocoa or chocolate morsels to the batter. Want to switch things up? Try using different flavored coffee mixes or extracts to create a new twist on an old favorite.

In conclusion, my fellow coffee aficionados, this cappuccino pudding cake recipe is an absolute must-try! Its heavenly aroma alone will draw you in and keep you hooked. So whether you whip one up as a treat for yourself or share with friends over a cup o’ joe, I guarantee that it will quickly become a staple in your dessert repertoire.

Ingredient List

 Get ready for a decadent and creamy treat that will make everyone's taste buds happy!
Get ready for a decadent and creamy treat that will make everyone’s taste buds happy!

Here is a comprehensive list of all the ingredients needed for this decadent Cappuccino Pudding Cake recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed and divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2/3 cup milk (evaporated skim milk can be used if preferred)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

For the Cappuccino Pudding:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso coffee powder
  • 2 cups milk (evaporated skim milk can be used if preferred)

For the Mocha Cappuccino Frosting:

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (3.9-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup cold brewed coffee or hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Toppings:

  • Chocolate shavings or curls
  • Whipped cream
  • Cocoa powder

Note: Make sure to measure out all ingredients accurately to achieve best results.

The Recipe How-To

 A delicious combination of coffee and chocolate that will melt in your mouth with every bite.
A delicious combination of coffee and chocolate that will melt in your mouth with every bite.

Step 1: Make the Cappuccino Pudding
– Preheat your oven to 350°F.
– In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 3/4 cups of granulated sugar, 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt until well combined.
– Measure out 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules, then add them to the flour mixture. Continue whisking until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
– Add 1 1/2 cups of hot water to the bowl and use a spatula to fold in the liquid until smooth.
– Next, add in 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 2 large beaten eggs, and 2 cappuccino pudding mix packages (make sure to only use the dry pudding mix). Whisk ingredients together until completely mixed.
– Pour the mixture into a greased baking pan.

Step 2: Make the Pudding Cake Batter
– In a separate mixing bowl, combine both dry ingredients together: 2 cups all-purpose flour, and 3 teaspoons baking powder.
– In another large mixing bowl, cream together six tablespoons of unsalted butter with one cup of brown sugar until light brown and fluffy. Stir in two-thirds cup sifted cocoa powder for some extra richness.
– Gradually add two eggs to this butter mixture, making sure that you beat each egg lightly before adding it in. Keep whisking the mixture after adding each egg one by one.
– Combine coffee mix with cold water in a small bowl. Mix well until fully dissolved.
– Add coffee gradually to butter mixture while stirring continuously so that it’s fully incorporated into the batter.

Step 3: Bake and Serve
– Pour batter over pudding mixture in baking pan.
– Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
– Once done, allow the cake to cool to room temperature. Serve with whipped cream, extra cappuccino pudding, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you’re feeling indulgent. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Indulge in a dessert that has the perfect amount of sweetness and coffee flavor.
Indulge in a dessert that has the perfect amount of sweetness and coffee flavor.

Ah, the beauty of cooking – the art of experimentation! For my fellow culinary improvisers, here is a list of substitutions and variations to try for this cappuccino pudding cake recipe:

– Instant coffee: If you don’t have instant coffee, you can substitute it with instant espresso powder or simply use freshly brewed strong coffee. Just make sure to dissolve it in hot water before adding it to the batter.

– Sugar: If dark brown sugar is not available, use light brown sugar or granulated sugar instead.

– Flour: All-purpose flour can be substituted with cake flour or self-raising flour. However, if you’re using self-raising flour make sure you omit the baking powder and salt.

– Pudding flavor: While we’re using cappuccino pudding mix for the recipe, other flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, or caramel can also work well. You may need to adjust the amount of instant coffee granules accordingly depending on the flavor of the pudding.

– Cocoa powder: Unsweetened cocoa powder is key to this recipe, but some bakers like to use Dutch-processed cocoa powder as a substitute. It’s smoother and less acidic than unsweetened cocoa powder.

– Milk: Evaporated milk can be replaced with regular milk or cream. For a lighter option, you can swap evaporated milk with skimmed milk instead.

– Frosting: Not digging the coffee frosting? Try making homemade cappuccino frosting by adding 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules to your favorite vanilla frosting recipe.

Remember that each substitution can affect the final taste and texture of your cake. Take note and experiment with caution!

Serving and Pairing

 A stunning cake that is both a feast for your eyes and your taste buds.
A stunning cake that is both a feast for your eyes and your taste buds.

Hark! ‘Tis time to serve the cappuccino pudding cake, an incredibly delightful and sweet dessert. Once baked to perfection, we recommend allowing the cake to cool to room temperature before slicing and dishing out. For a stunning presentation, one can adorn the plates with a sprinkle of cocoa or place a dollop of creamy frosting on top of the cake slice.

This pudding cake doth pair well with hot beverages such as a homemade cappuccino or mocha latte. The rich coffee flavor in this dessert complements the warm flavors in these delightful drinks. For those who prefer cold drinks, we suggest iced coffee or even a refreshing glass of milk.

If thou cravest an after-dinner drink with zesty kick or are hosting a gathering with friends, you may wish to serve port wine or even brandy with the cappuccino pudding cake.

To elevate the dessert experience to new heights, consider accompanying the pudding cake with a side of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The velvety texture of either one provides a pleasant contrast to this cake’s consistency and sweetness.

In conclusion, when serving and pairing cappuccino pudding cake remember to keep it simple, and let it be the star of your dessert table. And always remember, good pairing taketh thou taste buds on an adventure!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The ultimate dessert for coffee lovers who appreciate rich, bold flavors.
The ultimate dessert for coffee lovers who appreciate rich, bold flavors.

Good morrow, fair coffee lover! If thou wast wondering if thou couldst make this cappuccino pudding cake in advance, I have some wondrous tidings for thee. Thou canst indeed make and store it ahead of time.

Once all the components of the cake have completely cooled down, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap, and store it in the fridge for up to three days. Aye, it is that simple!

When thou art set to serve, take out thy pudding cake from the fridge and bring it to room temperature before serving. Thou couldst also reheat each slice in a microwave or oven briefly before serving warm.

Dost thou have leftovers? Worry not, for this cake tastes as delightful on the second day as it does on the first. And if thou hast any leftovers beyond that, ensure to store it properly in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Thou couldst even freeze this cake! To do so, cut thine cappuccino pudding cake into individual slices and then wrap them individually with plastic wrap. Place them in an airtight container or Ziploc bags and freeze them for up to two months. Defrost individually wrapped slices at room temperature and then reheat them briefly in a microwave or oven before serving.

With these storage options at your disposal, there’s no need to worry about wastage or not being able to enjoy more of this succulent cake later. So what art thou waiting for? Go ahead and make one today!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A wonderful way to enjoy two classic flavors - cappuccino and pudding - in a single, easy-to-make dessert.
A wonderful way to enjoy two classic flavors – cappuccino and pudding – in a single, easy-to-make dessert.

Good day, lovely barista at your service. As we delve into the sweet world of cake recipes, I thought I’d share some tips to make sure your Cappuccino Pudding Cake recipe is nothing short of perfection. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Tip 1: Don’t Overmix the Batter

When it comes to making cakes, we know that overmixing the batter can result in a tough and dense cake. This same rule applies to our Cappuccino Pudding Cake recipe. Whether you’re mixing by hand or using an electric mixer, make sure not to overdo it. Mix until just combined and smooth.

Tip 2: Use Fresh Ingredients

Fresh ingredients are always key when it comes to cooking and baking. Make sure that your all-purpose flour and baking powder aren’t expired or old. Using fresh ingredients will ensure that your pudding cake rises well and has the desired texture.

Tip 3: Oil Your Baking Pan and Preheat the Oven

To avoid the cake sticking to the pan, ensure you grease your baking pan with butter or oil before pouring in the batter. Additionally, preheating the oven will ensure even baking and avoiding dryness.

Tip 4: Experiment with Different Coffee Flavors

While we’ve suggested cappuccino flavor for this pudding cake recipe don’t be afraid to experiment with other coffee flavors like mocha or dark roast espresso for an equally delicious result.

Tip 5: Let the Pudding Cake Cool before Adding Frosting

As tempting as it may be to frost your hot-from-the-oven cappuccino pudding cake, hold off from decorating until it has completely cooled down. Adding frosting too early may cause frosting to melt and create a sloppy appearance.

Those are my top tips for making a perfect Cappuccino Pudding Cake! Follow these guidelines step-by-step so you will soon be a proud owner of an exceptional, homemade cappuccino pudding cake that is sure to impress everyone lucky enough to savor it.


Hark! We have reached the end of our recipe journey. However, before we part ways, let me answer some frequently asked questions that may pop in your mind while preparing this Cappuccino Pudding Cake Recipe. Read on to clear any doubts and make this culinary adventure smooth like a gentle stream.

What is cappuccino cake made of?

For this recipe, we will need softened butter, a pack weighing 250g, along with 250g of light soft brown sugar and 300g of self-raising flour. We will also need 4 beaten eggs, 50g of finely chopped toasted walnuts, which are optional, and 200ml of cooled, strong coffee. We can either make the coffee fresh or use instant coffee.

Why is it called pudding cake?

The usage of the term ‘pudding’ instead of ‘dessert’ originates from the British class system, where ‘pudding’ represented humble and simple desserts typically enjoyed by the working-class citizens. This included dishes like rice pudding and spotted dick.

What is pudding cake made of?

If you’re looking for a way to elevate your egg custard game, try making pudding cakes. These delightful treats are made with a splash of flour and some whipped egg whites that create a fluffy meringue topping as they bake. This added texture and slight twist make pudding cakes an exciting new option to try for dessert.

Bottom Line


Thus, we come to an end of our voyage into the world of Cappuccino Pudding Cake. I hope I have managed to sway your heart with my words, and that you have become a believer in the beauty, taste and simplicity of this magical recipe.

In conclusion, regardless of whether you are young or old, a coffee or cake lover or simply someone on the lookout for something new and delicious, this recipe is perfect for you. Its luscious layers of pudding and cake infused with mocha cappuccino and unsweetened cocoa guarantee you a memorable dining experience every time!

So go ahead, don your aprons and hats, brew that instant coffee and whisk that all-purpose flour; The Cappuccino Pudding Cake awaits! Don’t be hesitant to experiment, substitute ingredients or add your special touch to this cake recipe – it’s forgiving and will reward your creativity with delightful surprises.

At the end of the day, what matters most is the joy you derive from preparing and sharing meals with those who matter most in your life. So why wait? Try out this recipe today – I guarantee it’ll be worth every moment spent in the kitchen!

Cappuccino Pudding Cake

Cappuccino Pudding Cake Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Calories 581.9 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsel
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups hot water
  • 2 envelopes instant cappuccino mix or 1/4 cup other instant coffee


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a 9-inch square baking pan, and stir well.
  • Add milk, oil, and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  • Stir in chocolate morsels.
  • Combine brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle over batter.
  • Combine water and coffee mix, stirring to dissolve.
  • Pour coffee mixture over batter; do not stir.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 186gCalories: 581.9kcalCarbohydrates: 128.9gProtein: 7.9gFat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 1.7mgSodium: 390.1mgFiber: 4.5gSugar: 97.9g
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